This step-by-step tutorial explains how to configure the Mobotix D24M-SEC IP camera. The Mobotix D24M is a professional grade system that requires some effort to read the ~150 page D24M Camera Manual and ~300 page Software Camera Manual and experiment with different camera options. Or you can follow these quick instructions for this camera configuration and be operational within 1 hour.

Mobotix D24M IP Camera: Linksys WRT54G PoE Network Setup

Also see my Mobotix D24M-SEC camera review for sample images and features.

Baseline Mobotix D24M Camera Configuration

These step-by-step instructions show you how to:

The initial camera configuration is easy to customize once you’ve got the basics.

Bench Configuration

The easiest way to setup the Mobotix D24M IP camera is to configure it before mounting on the ceiling or the wall where it’s difficult to reach. This is known as “bench configuration” because the camera is sitting on the desk or workbench. The camera saves its configuration in flash memory, so nothing is lost when you power down and mount it its final location.

DHCP IP Address

Begin by connecting the camera to a Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch port on the local network. My network Linksys WRT54G and NetGear FS108P network is illustrated in the diagram above.

Have a pen or small screwdriver ready, plug the Ethernet cable into PoE switch port to apply power, wait for both LEDs to light, then press the R (right) key button within 4 seconds. This causes the camera to request an IP address from the DHCP server – the Linksys WRT54G is the DHCP server on my home network.

Notice I’ve left the lens cap on the camera to keep out dust.

Mobotix D24M DHCP Startup – R Key

OK – the D24M network camera has pulled a dynamic IP address from the DHCP server. How do you find the camera’s IP address? Easy!

  • Login to your Linksys router, typically this is at
  • Go to the StatusLocal Network Page
  • Click the DHCP Clients Table button

Linksys WRT54G – DHCP Clients Table

Look for the camera host name in the DHCP Clients Table. The cameras host name begins with ‘mx‘ followed by the camera’s factory assigned IP address. My camera was assigned the IP address.

Linksys WRT54G – DHCP Clients Table

D24M Camera Web Page

Startup your favorite web browser and go to http://<camera ip address> as noted above in the DHCP Clients Table. In my example, it’s

The Authentication Required dialog is displayed. The default user name is admin and password is meinsm.

Mobotix D24M – Admin Login

Quick Installation Wizard

The Quick Installation wizard should open automatically the first time the Admin user logs in. If it doesn’t:

  • Click the Admin Menu button on the left sidebar.
  • Click Quick Installation in the Network Setup section of the Administrative Overview popup dialog.

The installation wizard begins with the Language selection:

Mobotix D24M – Quick Installation: Language

This tutorial is continued in Part 2.

Take care,

Bob Jackson

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